NTSB Identification: SEA67D0188
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: STINSON L-5B, registration: N6439C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4059  66/11/12 NR.YAKIMA WASH        STINSON L-5B        CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 33, 5301
        TIME - 1320                    N6439C              PX-  0  0  1  SEARCH AND RESCUE         TOTAL HOURS, 200 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED SPEED AND ALTITUDE
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FLEW INTO BLIND CANYON
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          NONE                                                     VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- PILOT LOOKING FOR LOST HUNTER.CRASH LANDED IN TREES WHEN UNABLE TO OUTCLIMB DOWNDRAFT.

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